China-based makers will ship an estimated 180.322 million touch panels in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 16.6% on quarter and 9.8% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
The shipments will consist of 157.732 million touch panels used in handsets, up 20.5% on quarter and 12.4% on year, 20.911 million units used in below 11-inch tablets, down 7.0% on quarter and 7.2% on year, and 1.679 million units used in 11-inch and above tablets and notebooks, Digitimes Research indicated.
Of handset-use touch panels, film-based capacitive models will account for 73.4%, glass-based capacitive ones for 24.2% and resistive ones for 2.4%.
For touch panels used in below 11-inch tablets, 68.4% will be glass-based capacitive models, 31.0% film-based capacitive ones and 0.6% resistive models.
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